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Global Issues 2019

Sarasota Lectures
Venice Lectures

Nolan Peterson


Nolan Peterson

Kiev-based foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson has been reporting on the war in the Ukraine for four years. He was the first U.S. journalist to be embedded with the Ukrainian army. A former U.S. Air Force Special Operations pilot, Mr. Peterson is a combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

As an international correspondent he has covered conflicts around the world. Apart from his work in the Ukraine, Mr. Peterson has been embedded with U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and with the Kurdish Peshmerga in the battle for Mosul in Iraq. He deployed aboard the USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Syria to report on the coalition air war against ISIS.

Mr. Peterson is a Sarasota native and a graduate of Pine View. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2004. He holds master degrees from Northwestern University and Middlebury College as well as an advanced degree from the Sorbonne in Paris. Mr. Peterson lives in Kiev with his wife Lilya.